SFS member since: 1990
Hometown: Weyburn, Saskatchewan, CA
Music school you attended: Curtis Institute of Music
Began playing music: At age 6
Musical inspirations: Other kids and later mentors
If I were not a professional musician, I might be: In theatre one way or another
Favorite composers: Stravinsky, Bach, Adès, Barber
Favorite works featuring my instrument: Stravinsky, Rite of Spring; Barber, Knoxville, Summer 1915
When I’m not working, I enjoy: Family time, travel with family, golf, reading
Recent reading: Pnin, by Vladimir Nabokov; Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri
On my CD player/iPod: Hip-hop, soul, rap, jazz
Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Walk in Golden Gate Park (it’s across the street from my house!); Walk on the beach (it’s six blocks away); all things outdoors and enjoying our great city.
Rob Weir has served as a Symphony mentor in the SF Symphony Community of Music Makers program. He is currently a member of the Coaching Team for the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra.